Two years into President Clinton’s first term, Republicans swept to power in the House and Senate both. The “Republican Revolution” of 1994 was led by Newt Gingrich, at least in political terms.
In this video unearthed by James Carter, the women of the 1994 Republican freshman class then met at the Heritage Foundation and made a special presentation of gratitude to another hero of theirs, Rush Limbaugh. Congresswoman Barbara Cubin of Wyoming told Limbaugh:
“Talk radio, with you in the lead, is what turned the tide, Rush, and we know that. You were the voice that everyone else could follow.”
The lawmakers promised there wasn’t a “feminazi amongst us.” They gave Limbaugh a placque reading “Rush was right” and a copy of Gingrich’s Contract with America.
Accepting their applause, Limbaugh told them, “Thank you all very much. This my kind of ‘Year of the Woman.’”